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Join the Team


Join the Team


Learn more about our agency resident program.

Learn more about the volunteer opportunities for health professionals that live in our communities.

See recruitment notices for full-time and part-time employment.

Resident Program

In 2018, Skamania EMS and Rescue adopted policy and established a Resident Program.  The intent of the Resident Program is to cooperate with educational institutions and technical training programs to recruit and train students interested in pursuing a career related to emergency and non-emergency medical services or public safety.  Additionally, this program may be offered to students who, though they do not intend to pursue a career as indicated above, have a desire to give back to their community while obtaining education at a center of higher education.

Persons selected to fill a position with our Resident Program will supplement services provided by paid personnel to provide greater community outreach at programs and events.  On a scheduled basis and in conjunction with paid personnel they will provide emergency medical and rescue services.

At a minimum, applicants to the Resident Program must have or be able to obtain, prior to the program start, an Emergency Medical Responder certification.  Priority will be given to applicants who have or are enrolled in EMT certification courses.

Skamania EMS and Rescue identifies persons selected to participate in our Resident Program as volunteers.  These persons have willingly agreed to provide emergency medical response on behalf of the agency.  More specifically, a volunteer is identified as someone who freely gives their time and contributes services for civic, charitable or humanitarian reasons.  Our Resident Program provides for a monthly stipend of $200.00 for each month in which the resident meets minimum activity levels and program requirements.  Further, to encourage and support our program participants, Skamania EMS and Rescue provides an opportunity for residents to receive educational tuition incentives.  Complete details are available in our Volunteer and Resident Program Policy.


Volunteer Program

Skamania EMS and Rescue endeavors to build a program that motivates and retains volunteers, recognizing that volunteer service is beneficial to the daily operations and long-term success of the agency. Persons who have a history of service with fire or emergency medical response agencies will find our volunteer program beneficial and inclusive of opportunities to give back to their communities.

Volunteers who serve as a member of our scheduled duty staff will supplement services provided by paid personnel to provide greater community outreach at programs and events, and to provide necessary coverage during known and unanticipated times. Volunteer personnel are not intended to replace paid part time or full time staff, but rather to provide additional benefit to overall agency programs.

Skamania EMS and Rescue recruits and tests applicants for our Volunteer Program a minimum of twice yearly, in February and October. Volunteer recruitment notification will be posted here. We do not accept applications outside of the recruitment period. 

For more information you can view our Volunteer Policy



Employment Opportunities

Skamania EMS & Rescue seeks to employ persons who value teamwork, integrity, and a mutual respect for our response partners; who exhibit professionalism and accountability, and who are committed to investing in the emergency medical and technical rescue services in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.


Are you new to EMS?  Did you just finish your EMT certification program?  Consider our Resident Program!  Click here for details and current openings.